Payroll Processor Salary

Payroll Processors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.97 per hour for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Most Payroll Processors report high levels of job satisfaction.

$30,168 - $49,821
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,114
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$11.77 - $21.24
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,168 - $49,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,444  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,957 - $47,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $21.24  
   
Overtime
$19.58 - $31.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,444  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,957 - $47,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Job Description for Payroll Processor

Payroll processors process payroll information for employees within their organization, which may include a large number of employees at multiple locations. Duties include collecting, entering, and maintaining data for weekly or bi-weekly processing, recording data for accounting reports, conducting ACH processing for direct deposits and performing some clerical duties. A payroll processor generally works with several departments or colleagues to send and receive data, so they must be prepared to work within their office team and with clients.

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Payroll Processor Tasks

  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Processor


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As Payroll Processors transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Payroll Processor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Payroll Processors earn $47K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Processor


Survey results imply that Payroll Processors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in ADP Payroll System, Payroll Administration, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Processor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Payroll Processors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $33K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. Payroll Processors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Payroll Processor Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Processor Salaries

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 14%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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